Track lighting is a method of lighting where light fixtures are attached anywhere on a continuous track device which contains electrical conductors. This is in contrast to directly routing electrical wiring to individual light positions
The defining characteristic of track lighting is that the light mounts on a support track in order to power the fixture. Over the years, the look of the track has evolved into different designs to allow you to configure the luminary to suit your space.
Track lighting systems are lighting solutions that consist of an electrical track that powers a series of track head fixtures attached to it. The track has copper conductors running through its length, which allows it to light any track head fixture attached to it.
The first consideration you need to make when planning for track lighting installation is the track head. Track heads come in a wide range of design options, finishes, and specifications to fit their intended purpose.
For example there are some track heads that can be fitted with an accessory called a “framing projector”. Framing projectors can be adjusted so that their light hits in a square or rectangular area that will match the shape and size of your canvas. These are especially useful with large artworks that are too big or especially too tall (any canvas over 50 inches tall will get better coverage from a framing projector than an art light fixture. Low voltage fixtures and LED track heads are commonly used due to their energy-saving
Tracks come in standard lengths of four feet, six feet, and eight feet, but track lengths can be cut and connected to achieve any desired length. With Right Turn components, Left Turn components, and cross beam components it is possible to create any type of straight line track design. Go in and out of corners, up and down raised ceiling components, and around the edges of any room no matter how small or large.
While track does come in eight foot sections, because you can easily splice two four feet sections together it is much preferable to order your track in four foot sections. This limits the awkward shipping costs and keeps lost and damaged packages at a minimum. Most of the time four foot lengths are best to work with.
A transformer is usually needed for low voltage track fixtures that operate at a low voltage levels compared to the line voltage. The transformer steps down the raw voltage supply to low voltage levels that are safer according to the power ratings of the track lighting system.
Five Advantages for LED Track Light System
Lighting can make or break a space, and having complete control over it, is crucial to create a comfortable environment. This is where LED track heads come in. They are versatile and adjustable, allowing complete control of the lighting environment, including dimming capabilities.
1. LED Track Heads are Versatile
Adjustability is key when it comes to commercial lighting. Making sure consumers are comfortable in any environment all comes down to having complete control of it. LED track heads are versatile and adjustable. They allow for complete control of the lighting environment, including dimming capabilities. LED bulbs are also energy-efficient, lasting longer and using less electricity than traditional bulbs.
2. Modern Track Lights Add Style
When they were first introduced, track lights were considered practical, but clunky. Thankfully, track lighting has changed dramatically over the last 60 years. Modern technology has kept the practicality and convenience of track systems while improving their performance and design. Systems can either blend in or stand-out in a simple, sophisticated way depending on the design of the space. The sleek and minimalistic design of modern track lighting is perfect for contemporary interiors.
3. Track Systems are Energy Efficient
Track systems use less electricity than traditional lighting systems due to the use of LED bulbs and the ability to control individual lights. This makes it a cost-effective solution for homes and businesses alike. With only one junction box, they can be configured as 2-circuit 1-neutral or 1-circuit 2-neutral, resulting in cost-effective lighting solutions for both residential and commercial settings
4. Ideal for Retail Applications
Retail environments can greatly benefit from the use of track lighting. The versatility and customization options of track lighting make it an excellent tool for highlighting specific areas, such as product displays or artwork. This not only draws attention to certain items but also enhances the overall shopping experience for customers.
At Lumenutre, we understand the importance of effective lighting in retail spaces, which is why we have developed the K-Beam. This innovative product is specifically designed for retail stores, offering superior solution for track systems. Unlike conventional track lighting systems that require suspension cables every 4′-6′, the K-Beam offers support on 8′ centers, resulting in a cleaner and more streamlined aesthetic and can reduce installation costs by up to 35%.
5. Easy to Install and Maintain
Finally, track lighting is easy to install and maintain. With only one junction box needed, installation is straightforward and can be done by a professional electrician or as a DIY project. Maintenance is also minimal, with bulbs easily replaceable and only occasional cleaning needed.
In conclusion, track lighting is a versatile, energy-efficient, and stylish lighting solution that is perfect for both residential and commercial applications. Its benefits include LED track heads, modern style, energy efficiency, retail applications, and easy installation and maintenance. Upgrade your space with track lighting and enjoy the benefits of complete control over your lighting environment.